Sarnova HC, LLC

  • Associate Buyer - Sarnova

    Job Locations US-OH-Dublin
    # of Openings
  • Company Overview

    Sarnova is the leading national specialty distributor of health care products in the emergency medical services (EMS) and respiratory markets. The company operates through several market-leading distributors including Tri-anim Health Services, the largest specialty distributor of respiratory products, Bound Tree Medical, the largest supplier of EMS products, EMP and Cardio Partners, a full Sudden Cardiac Arrest Solution provider that specializes in CPR Training, Program Management, AEDs, Defibrillators, Accessories and Service. 


    We offer more 100,000 health care products to 20,000 hospitals and emergency care providers across the country. Sarnova is the only national distributor that can offer expertise and support across multiple specialty health care markets.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications



    The Associate Buyer is responsible for coordinating and executing procurement activities to enhance the Company’s high standard of service level. These activities include but are not limited to: review of forecasts, proactive demand management, daily ordering and follow up with the suppliers along with issue resolution for an assigned list of commodity suppliers. In addition, the Associate Buyer is responsible for providing administrative support to the purchasing team. They will continually expand their knowledge of product, industry and systems.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Execute daily activities to support procurement processes.  Contact suppliers to obtain product or service information, validate pricing and ship dates.  Maintain up-to-date delivery dates in system and follow-up on late deliveries and backordered items.
    • Optimize procurement system by analyzing trends and proactively managing sales forecasts.
    • Conduct continual review of parameters driving procurement system such as lead times, order policy, safety stock and item classifications in order to meet and exceed objectives for purchased items with regard to quality, on-time delivery, and service levels.
    • Research and approve payment or resolution on invoice and receiving discrepancies.
    • Strive to meet or exceed specific performance metrics including fill rate, inventory turns, and backorder management
    • Support the Vendor Relations, Marketing, Customer Service and Sales Departments by providing information on product availability and supplier performance.
    • Provide expedite and administrative support to the purchasing team.



    • Knowledge of purchasing and demand planning activities.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products including Excel, Word and Power Point
    • 1-2 years’ experience in purchasing or supply chain preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, operations, and/or related field preferred


    Skills/Experience Required:

    • Ability to problem-solve and think analytically
    • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities
    • Results driven, self-motivated and able to work independently
    • Customer-orientated
    • Effective written and oral communication


    Sarnova is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, along with a comprehensive benefits package, including 401(k) Plan. EEO/M/F/Veterans/Disabled


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed